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Video: Johnny Oduya cross-checks Zach Parise in the back of the head

Fresh off Brandon Dubinsky cross-checking Sidney Crosby in the neck, Johnny Oduya provided another example of the type of plays the league needs to crack down on by cross-checking Zach Parise in the back of the head. The first check is fine, but the second into Parise’s head while he is down on the ice is way over the line. Oduya received a minor penalty on the play, but the NHL...
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 days ago  |  Discuss

(Video) Johnny Oduya's Dirty Cross-Check on Zach Parise

Another dirty cross-check and another two-minute minor penalty. Seriously, Dallas Stars defenseman Johnny Oduya's dirty cross-check on Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise is only worthy of a two-minutes penalty. The ref was standing right there. This is a blatant dirty, bush league move is worthy of a look by the NHL's Department of Players Safety. These are the type of hits that...
Via Goon's World
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Wild vs. Canucks

The Minnesota Wild have been the NHL's best home team, and they should be even better with Zach Parise expected back soon. They'll look for a fourth consecutive home win Wednesday night against the Vancouver Canucks. Minnesota (11-5-3) is 8-1-0 at home and has outscored opponents 10-3 in three straight victories there since losing to Nashville on Nov. 5. The Wild had dropped the...
Via Fox Sports North
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild star Parise considered 'week to week' with sprained MCL

Zach Parise has led the Wild to three straight playoff appearances after signing a 13-year, $98 million contract as a free agent in 2012. Chris LaFrance USA TODAY SportsST. PAUL -- Minnesota forward Zach Parise missed the Wild's game Saturday night against Tampa Bay, and is considered week to week with a sprained MCL in his right knee.Parise, who leads Minnesota and is tied for...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild's Parise to miss 'next couple of games' with injury

Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise does his best to reach the bench after he was injured during Thursday's game versus the Nashville Predators. Brace Hemmelgarn USA TodayMinnesota Wild forward Zach Parise has been ruled out for the "next couple of games", coach Mike Yeo announced on Friday.The news comes one day removed from Parise suffering a lower-body injury following a hit from...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild's Parise to miss games, injury not expected to be long-term

Wild coach Mike Yeo says that forward Zach Parise will be out for at least a "couple games" due to a lower body injury, but does not believe that his injury is a long-term one. Yeo spoke to reporters after practice on Friday, noting that the team is still waiting on the results of a medical appointment. "What I would say is that we can rule him out for the next couple games, and...
Via Fox Sports North
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild's Parise leaves game with injury

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise has exited a game against Nashville on Thursday with a lower-body injury. Parise left after being checked awkwardly into the boards by James Neal. Parise was battling for the puck near the right wall in the offensive zone when Neal hit him from behind. No penalty was called. Parise, the team's leading goal scorer with seven...
Via Fox Sports North
25 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Zach Parise picks up his tooth off the ice

Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise took a puck to the face on Tuesday night and ended up losing at least one tooth. He quickly found it. After spitting out some blood, Parise reached down and picked up a tooth off the ice. He then handed it to the Wild’s athletic trainer and headed for the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Hockey legend J.P. Parise has passed away at age 73

The NHL has lost a good one today. J.P. Parise has died from lung cancer at the age of 73. Jean-Paul Joseph-Louis (J.P.) Parise was born December 11, 1941 in Smooth Rock Falls, ON.  He was signed by the Boston Bruins after a scout sitting in the stands saw him score four goals and have two assists in a men’s league. He eventually made it to the big club in 1966, where he played...
Via Islanders Insight
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Parise bashes dump-and-chase strategy

Zach Parise used to be a supporter of the dump-and-chase strategy. That very strategy propelled Parise and the Devils to some strong seasons and a deep playoff run, but the forward has since changed his mind. In fact, he’s backing his shift away from the dump-and-chase thanks to advanced statistics. Here’s what Parise told the Star Tribune: “I read a study this summer that...
Via Puck Drunk Love
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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